OnlyM3: If the kid had made a Peace sign, the support of the FARK bigots herein would not be the same.
eraser8: I don't understand why it's so hard simply to participate in an athletic event and leave it at that.Why do people feel the need to dance? Or, point at the sky? Or, helicopter with their penis?Okay, the last one I can sort of understand...but, the others? WTF?
Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah - it DOES, however, prohibit acting like an asshole to the officials, which, if you RTFA, he did.
Apos: FloydA: Apos: Why disqualify the entire team for one member's conduct? This is the part that makes very little sense.He was the anchor in the 4X100 relay. Without all four positions, there is no team.Point taken, but surely they could have used an alternate or two? Better that they be allowed to go on with their second best "anchor" than....this. This is grossly unfair.
Apos: Why disqualify the entire team for one member's conduct? This is the part that makes very little sense.
Benevolent Misanthrope: You guys do realize that TFA ha the school specifically saying it wasn't because of a religious gesture but because he was disrespectful to officials, right?
camelclub: Political correctness is farking everything up.People that enforce or encourage political correctness are douchbags.
JohnnyRebel88: As you so eloquently put, he should be allowed to act like an idiot "afterwards" is exactly what he did. He crossed the line, thus the race has ended.
FormlessOne: The part folks seem to gloss over:The meet official indicated the athlete crossed the finish line and gestured upward with his arm and finger and behaved disrespectfully toward meet officials, in their opinion.I suspect there's a bit more here than just "I pointed at my sky-fairy."
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The All-Powerful Atheismo: betelgeux: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah - it DOES, however, prohibit acting like an asshole to the officials, which, if you RTFA, he did.Maybe I spent too much time in math and science classes in college and neglected my reading, but I must ask you where in the article does it mention he acted like an asshole?Well there is the part where the officials said they did it because he was being disrespectful to them.This rule has been around awhile, so the event probably went down as such:"I'm gonna do it if I win.""You better not.""I'm gonna do it if I win...""I am strongly warning you against that..."
Farking Canuck: Wow ... the officials from this very religious state say that they have no rules against religious displays and they explicitly say that this decision has nothing to do with religion.And yet look at this thread full of hate spewing out of fark "christians"."I like your Christ. I don't like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ."- Mahatma Ghandi
EatenTheSun: Man, that's a really low threshold for "excessive".
tenpoundsofcheese: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah - it DOES, however, prohibit acting like an asshole to the officials, which, if you RTFA, he did.No, that is not what TFA article said."...was disqualified by local meet officials for an unsporting act at the conclusion of the boys 4 x100 meter relay. The meet official indicated the athlete crossed the finish line and gestured upward with his arm and finger and behaved disrespectfully toward meet officials, in their opinion. In the judgment of the official, this was a violation of NFHS track & field rule 4-6-1.The violation was specified as excessive celebration. The act of this excessive celebration is what was perceived as being disrespectful.TFA states that they convened after they witnessed this excessive celebration, not due to his "acting like an asshole to officials".Stop making things up.
Mrtraveler01: Fallout Boy: Fark atheists give /r/atheism a run for their money.You know this story has nothing to do with religion right?But I guess you have to nurse that persecution complex that some Christians seem to have somehow.
semiotix: Without wading into the whole oh so delightful atheism/religion farkfest once again, my guess is that 99% of the story has nothing to do with what was reported.I'm guessing that he'd severely pissed off the officials in some other fashion, or someone else on his team had, or someone at some point came to that race bound and determined to stir up some shiat one way or another, and this is the end result.Just a guess, but there's a lot of psychodrama at any youth athletic event, most of it in the heads of people NOT competing.
Mrtraveler01... has nothing to do with religion right?
Joe USerIt's called unsportsmanlike conduct, you don't act like an idiot on the field. You can make an idiot of yourself afterwards.
iheartscotch: School policy has nothing to do with it. State athletic policy against celebrating has everything to do with it.
Joe USer: It's called unsportsmanlike conduct, you don't act like an idiot on the field. You can make an idiot of yourself afterwards.
TexasRedbud: He wasn't disqualified for religious demonstration. The argument is being made that he should be excused because it was religious. I really do not have an opinion about that. I do not think it matters why he raised his arms.I want to know when raising your hands / arms at the end of a race became 'excessive celebration'? How sensitive does the losing team have to be to be intimidated by the raising of arms? Have we, as a society become such a bunch of complete wusses that we can be so easily offended? And I have always wanted to ask, ' when did it become a 'right' to not be offended. If you are offended so easily, stay home.If watching the winner of a race raise his arms puts you off, maybe competing in athletics isn't your thing?
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: No Time To Explain: Good/God didn't get you the win, and if you think the almighty did, he also gave you the disqualification//mysterious waysGod should stop meddling in high school track meets and just let the kids win or lose on their merits.
betelgeux: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah - it DOES, however, prohibit acting like an asshole to the officials, which, if you RTFA, he did.Maybe I spent too much time in math and science classes in college and neglected my reading, but I must ask you where in the article does it mention he acted like an asshole?
eraser8: Or, helicopter with their penis?
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